Tom Izzo

Tom Izzo (born January 30, 1955)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Michigan State Spartans
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Michigan State record: 666-267 (.714)
Overall record: 666-267 (.714)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  1  (2000)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  24  (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  14  (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  8  (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2019)
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (1996, 1997)
  • Big Ten Regular Season Champion 10  (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Big Ten Tournament Champion(1999, 2000, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1995-present Michigan State
1983-1995 Michigan State (asst)
1979-1983 Northern Michigan (asst)

Tom Izzo Facts

  • Thomas Michael Izzo
  • Born January 30, 1955
  • Hometown: Iron Mountain, Michigan
  • Alma Mater: Northern Michigan University (1977)
  • Attended Iron Mountain HS (MI), where he played basketball, football and ran track
    • Izzo is best friends with former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci, who was a HS classmate at Iron Mountain
  • Played three seasons with the NMU Wildcats for head coach Glenn Brown, where he was voted team MVP and received Division II All-America honors as a senior in 1977
  • First head coaching job was at Ishpeming High School in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • Became an assistant coach at his alma mater, Northern Michigan, in 1979, under his former head coach Glenn Brown
  • Joined the coaching staff at Michigan State in 1983, spending 12 seasons as an assistant to legendary head coach Jud Heathcote
  • Took over as the Spartans head coach in 1995 following Heathcote‘s retirement
  • Along with his wife, Lupe, has two children

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